Hygienist Salary

The larger portion of Hygienists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $34.63 per hour. Just under one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Hygienists is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,508 - $71,874
$41K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,549
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$24.60 - $46.56
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$47
MEDIAN: $34.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,508 - $71,874  
   
Bonus
$385.41 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$7,575  
Commission
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,911 - $95,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.60 - $46.56  
   
Overtime
$52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$385.41 - $5,182  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$7,575  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,911 - $95,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $64K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

Key Stats for Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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